Local Matariki Celebration

The twinkling of the Matariki stars in the pre-dawn sky heralds a special celebration for young and old. Across New Zealand, people come together to remember their ancestors, share food, sing, tell stories, and play music – this is a time of looking back, of looking within, and of looking forward.


This year, Ngaio Union’s celebration of Matariki finishes on Sunday July 18th with Stories Under the Stars – Sunday July 18th, 5:30pm–6:30pm – for children aged up to 10 to harness the power and magic of Matariki. For young families to enjoy the excitement of an adventure, and stories and songs, in the dark of the late afternoon.

Lights will shine, warming snacks will be eaten, stories will be shared, torches will be lit…

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